Taken from the Mt. Morris Index, November 1, 1928

Josiah Knodle, 87 years old, a Civil War Veteran, and a lifelong resident of Leaf River Township, died at his home in Myrtle Wednesday morning, Oct. 24, at 5 a.m. after a lingering illness. Mr. Knodle was born near Leaf River Dec. 28, 1840. Mr. Knodle served his country for four years and eight months as a Lieutenant in the Third Missouri Infantry, Company H. Mr. Knodle was united in marriage to Miss Martha Schelling of Leaf River on Feb. 3, 1869; besides his widow he is survived by seven children, four children having preceded him in death; Mrs. Mae Kretsinger of Elkton, S.D., Harry and Alva Knodle of Clifford, N.D., Mrs. Maude Roland of Winnebago, Mrs. Ida Palmer anad Charles of Myrtle, and Arthur Knodle of Leaf River. There are also thirty grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, one brother, Emery of Rockford, and one sister Mrs. Margaret Hayes of Polo. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Myrtle M.E. Church. The Rev. C.J. Jaycox of Rockford had charge of the services. Burial was in Lightsville Cemetery.

Contributed by Roy Meyer

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